The most awaited holiday of the year is just around the corner! For a country that celebrates one of the longest Christmases, many Filipinos have already decorated their houses, snagged their presents and started arranging festive get-togethers with family and friends. If you’ve been wanting to travel with your loved ones this yuletide season, then traveling up north to the country’s Christmas capital — Pampanga — may just be the perfect idea!
The distinctly Pinoy parols do not come grander than they do every December in San Fernando, Pampanga. This year’s Ligligan Parul’s theme, ‘Sparkling Holiday,’ will again feature rows of beautiful kaleidoscopic parols. But aside from these stunning lanterns, Pampanga is also home to warm Airbnb Superhosts who can ensure that you and your family will have a December to remember.
Your home away from home in Pampanga
- This massive private luxury villa hosted by Neil and Monica is great for group vacations with family and friends. It comes with an array of top-notch recreational facilities including a pool, a basketball half-court, billiards, and ping pong tables for a fun-filled staycation.
- Superhost Mary Ellaine’s 7-bedroom modern villa with a common pool is also perfect for families, boasting a spacious compound and chic modern decor. It is located near Clark Freeport Zone and a few minutes’ drive away from the malls and downtown Pampanga.
- Superhost’s Ronnie’s family house is located within a gated community and offers comfort and privacy to guests of up to 8 pax. It includes a car port and a large rear space perfect for holiday family gatherings. Previous guests have also praised its convenient location – a few mins away from malls and easy access from NLEX.
- Another great home near Clark is Superhost Renzo’s 3-bedroom fully furnished villa. Newly renovated and beautifully designed for the comfort of guests, it is equipped with brand new amenities and includes stable WiFi connection so you can post those holiday photos right away!
Pampanga’s best: From savory Sisig to natural wonders and exquisite craftsmanship
#TravelAsJuan in Pampanga and rediscover the province’s charms
After settling down in your Airbnb holiday home, you might want to bring your family exploring! Pampanga boasts many hidden gems, must-try adventures and sumptuous dishes waiting to be rediscovered!
For an adrenaline rush, trek to the crater of the famous Mt. Pinatubo and jump on a 4×4 ride in lahar fields surrounded by panoramic sand walls. For a more laid-back trip, try riding a kalesa around San Fernando and enjoy the beautiful historic structures built during the colonial era. A trip to Pampanga wouldn’t be complete without dining at Aling Lucing Sisig, which serves up authentic Kapampangan sisig described by late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain as a “sweet symphony of pig parts”. After a hearty meal, head off to Razon’s of Guagua and enjoy the town’s iconic halo-halo dessert.
Before heading back home, drop by Pampaga’s local woodcrafters for a visit. Explore their wide array of elegant and intricately-designed furniture and wood products which can make a perfect addition to your home. For a fun time in the Christmas capital, come travel with Airbnb this wondrous season.